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Iranian nuke talks resume in Doha: report

29 Jun 2022, 05:05 GMT+10

TEHRAN, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal resumed on Tuesday as Iran's chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani met with EU coordinator Enrique Mora in the Qatari capital of Doha, Iran's official news agency IRNA reported.

The nuclear negotiations will be held indirectly with the United States and facilitated by the EU, said the Iranian Foreign Ministry in an earlier statement.

Iran's negotiating team, headed by Kani, arrived in Doha earlier in the day to resume the talks that have been suspended for three months, Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Hamidreza Dehghani wrote in a tweet.

The resumption of the talks was announced on Saturday at a joint televised press conference held in Tehran by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and visiting EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell.

Iran signed the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with the world powers in July 2015, agreeing to put some curbs on its nuclear program in return for the removal of the U.S.-led sanctions. But former U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the agreement in May 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran, which responded by reducing some of its commitments under the pact.

The talks on restoring the JCPOA began in April 2021 between Iran and major signatory parties in the Austrian capital of Vienna, with the indirect involvement of the U.S., but have been suspended since March due to the differences between Tehran and Washington.

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